2014
BSCAI Executive Insights

There are two things that managing partner of AffinEco Michael Diamond believes have given his company the ability to sustain 47 years — putting clients first and empowering his staff. Providing great value and recognizing clients’ needs have positioned AffinEco as an ideal partner for its clients, but the focus on its team members has taken the company to the next level. Read more…

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UCONN CEO Event

To successfully manage a growing company through a recession and changes in technology requires a strategic vision and strong leadership.

Often CEOs get caught up in the day-today functions of their companies, but what drives growth is when they cultivate a strong workforce and think strategically. Read more…

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The Modern Clean Sweep FBJ Article

Paul Senecal did not realize he’d stumbled onto his future career path at age 10 when he started to spend his Saturdays at his father’s department store hanging out with the maintenance crew.

Fast-forward 40 years and he’s at the forefront of a $35 million cleaning and maintenance company, AffinEco LLC., with his partner Michael Diamond. Read more…

Company News

Improved Air Quality Boosts Building Occupant Health & Productivity

By Sue Minichiello The days of being able to open an office window for some fresh air are nearly gone. The overwhelming trend in office building design is for tightened-up, well-insulated interiors. And while such design is better for energy savings and the environment overall, it can be worse for...

Group Purchasing Benefits AffinEco & its Customers

By Matt Ellis Every year, millions of Americans purchase memberships to warehouse clubs – like BJ’s, Sam’s Club and Costco – to reap the savings of buying in bulk. Similarly, service companies look for opportunities to reduce their purchasing costs so they can remain competitive and pass on savings to...

Interns: To Pay or Not to Pay; That Is the Question

By Glenn A. Duhl, Esq. Summer internships are everywhere these days. Many employers will take on unpaid interns, often as a favor for a friend or to get some extra help around the office. And everyone seems to have a general idea of what an intern is – a young...

Employee Spotlight: Brenda Yaneth Diaz

By Bill Barnhart Brenda Diaz is easy to like. Four years ago, the 42-year-old night porter lost her apartment when it was destroyed by fire. She was such a beloved employee, that the company she worked for at the time took up a generous collection of money and clothing to...

HR Minute: The Chronically Late Employee

By Claudia St. John, SPHR, SHRM-SCP While employers tend to be proactive about managing absenteeism, they are less likely to address tardiness as carefully. Perhaps it’s because each occurrence seems relatively small in nature but, over time, chronic tardiness creates similar disruptions to outright absenteeism. The key is to treat...